College of Design events this week -- October 6, 2009

Events

Design in the Dark: A film series
Tuesday, October 6, 7 p.m., Oak Street Cinema
October brings the start of the Goldstein Fashion Film Series, beginning with Coco Chanel. The first film "Coco before Chanel" will be held at Oak Street Cinema. GMD curator, Dr. Jean McElvain, will present an introduction at 7:00 p.m., with the film following at 7:30 p.m. FGMD Members & MN Film Board; Free.

Homecoming 2009: Student Scholar and Public Engagement Showcase -- six CDes students in showcase
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 1 - 4 p.m., TCF Bank StadiumĀ 
Celebrate research conducted by University of Minnesota undergraduate, graduate, professional, and recent 2008-09 graduates. This event will attract an audience of local colleges, high schools, corporations, and non-profits, and will serve the dual purposes of showcasing student work and providing recruitment opportunities. University faculty and staff, as well as families of presenters, also will be invited to attend this event.

Design @ Noon
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 12 p.m., 225 Rapson Hall
The School of Architecture hosts the Fall 2009 Design @ Noon lecture series on select Wednesdays this semester. This week's lecture will be given by Leslie Van Duzer on the topic of Study Abroad in Malawi, M-Term 2009.

Opening reception for Dewey Thorbeck Travel Sketches: An Architect's Recordings of Natural and Human Landscapes
Thursday, October 8, 2009 5:30-7:30 p.m., ALA Library, Rapson Hall
Architects who draw and record their travels have a special way of seeing the world. It is a methodology where images are engraved in their mind rather than on film. A photograph or sketch is a snapshot of a moment in time. The photograph shows you reality as seen through the camera lens, while the sketch records the emotion and character of place as seen through the eyes and hands of the artist.

Homecoming 2009: Alumni Awards Celebration -- three awards to CDes alumni
Thursday, October 8, 2009 5:30 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center
Each fall, the University of Minnesota Alumni Association presents the University-wide Alumni Service Award, which is conferred by the Board of Regents to alumni whose service has had an exceptional impact on the University and its schools, colleges, or departments and/or the University of Minnesota Alumni Association or its constituent groups. Additional Alumni Association Awards will be presented to outstanding individuals, chapters, and societies.

U of M ICON Solar House at the 2009 Solar Decathlon
October 9-13 and October 15-18, 2009 Solar Village on the National Mall in Washington DC
This October the U.S. Department of Energy with host the fourth Solar Decathlon in which 20 teams of college and university students, including the U of M, compete to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered house. Stay up to date on the progress of the ICON Solar House with the team's photostream.

Homecoming 2009: Parade and Pep Fest with Fireworks -- CDes Class of 2013 in parade
Friday, October 9, 2009 7 p.m. Homecoming Parade, 9 p.m. Homecoming Pep Fest and Fireworks
CDes students will be constructing their entry in Friday's parade this week Monday - Wednesday in the Rapson Hall courtyard. Contact Lori Mollberg for more details.

Exhibitions

Architcture And Landscape Architecture Library

Dewey Thorbeck Travel Sketches: An Architect's Recordings of Natural and Human Landscapes
September 25-December 27, 2009
Architects who draw and record their travels have a special way of seeing the world. It is a methodology where images are engraved in their mind rather than on film. A photograph or sketch is a snapshot of a moment in time. The photograph shows you reality as seen through the camera lens, while the sketch records the emotion and character of place as seen through the eyes and hands of the artist.

Goldstein Museum Of Design, Mcneal Hall

Intersections: Where Art Meets Fashion
July 11-November 1, 2009
An unprecedented exhibition for the GMD through the pairing of important works of art with significant designer fashion from the collection. Inspired by journalist and Friends of the Goldstein founder Margot Siegel and her immersion in both fashion and art, this exhibition celebrates the fluid relationship between the two worlds and celebrates the exuberance of art, fashion, and popular culture.

HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall

Contemporary Architecture in Warsaw
September 8-October 26, 2009
This exhibition presents twenty works of recently built architecture -- public, commercial, and residential -- that are a confirmation of Warsaw's European aspirations. Reaction to these buildings ranges from respect and admiration to controversy and stormy debate. The exhibition features buildings financed through public as well as private funding. Most of the designs for public buildings were the result of architectural competitions -- a practice deeply rooted in the architectural tradition of Europe. Cosponsored by the Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota.

Design Indaba 10X10 Low Cost Housing: "The Sandbag House"
September 8-October 26, 2009
MMA Architects' contribution to the 2008 Indaba Expo was the Design Indaba 10x10 Low Cost House. MMA and nine other firms were commissioned by Design Indaba to design low cost houses for the families in the Freedom Park community in the township of Mitchells Plein, Cape Town. The result was a sandbag house which is constructed with an Ecobeam timber frame structure, filled with sandbags, and then plastered.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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